A Green Resources Guide for Building and Construction

Posted on Apr 18, 2011 by Theresa Lehman

It’s no surprise that the green market and eco-friendly products and services are on the rise. Everywhere you turn there is a new company being launched, a new product being introduced to the marketplace and new green services being offered. With all of the new products and services, it can be difficult to analyze and determine which ones are legitimate, and which ones make the most sense for you.

Here at Miron, we are highly committed to greening the construction industry. Everything we do, from how we construct buildings to how we operate our business, is impacted by our green initiatives. Since the industry is ever-changing and evolving, we rely on continuing education, resources and relationships to remain at the forefront of the industry. Below is a list of building and construction resources that offer some great tips and information about the green industry.

Sustainable Communities Network
(LinkedIn group)
A group dedicated to bringing together designers, engineers, architects, urban planners, scientists, and end users in a collaborative venue for sharing insights, news, technology and experiences with sustainable communities.

Environmental Design & Construction
A magazine that covers the rapidly growing green building industry.

Earth 911
Connects people with the easiest green action: recycling. They host the largest and most accurate recycling directory.

Green Building Initiative
A not-for-profit organization whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of building practices that result in energy-efficient, healthier and environmentally-sustainable buildings by promoting credible and practical green building approaches for residential and commercial construction.

Another magazine that covers the rapidly growing green building industry.

U.S. Green Building Council
A non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.

Environmental Leader
The leading daily trade publication keeping corporate executives fully informed about energy, environmental and sustainability news.

Sustainable Business
Sustainable Business provides global news and networking services to help green business grow, covering all sectors: renewable energy, green building, sustainable investing, and organics.

About Theresa Lehman

Dedicating her entire career to sustainable practice, Theresa has worked on more than 70 projects seeking LEED® certification utilizing the LEED®-NC, LEED®-CI, LEED®-CS, LEED®-EBOM, and LEED® for Schools green building rating systems. She has successfully certified projects that have earned LEED® certification at all four award levels including: Certified, Silver, Gold and Platinum. Her portfolio of LEED® projects includes many “Wisconsin firsts” such as the first State of Wisconsin LEED® certified project, the first healthcare facility, the first LEED®-EBOM Schools, the first LEED® for Schools project and the first zero-net energy / carbon neutral project–the Aldo Leopold Legacy Center–the “greenest building on the planet” according to Rick Fedrizzi, former President, CEO & Founding Chair, U.S. Green Building Council.

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